Jim Starlin‘s take on Galactus isn’t an imitation of Jack Kirby at all, but it’s still radically cosmic! In this scene from Thanos, Jim pits his old stand-by Thanos against the Ravager of Worlds in a truly mind-warping vision of the telepathic plane. WOW!
Collector’s Guide: From Thanos #3; Marvel Comics. Reprinted in the Thanos TPB #4; 2004.
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Longbox Graveyard said:
There’s still no one that does cosmic like Jim Starlin. I’m not that familiar with Starlin’s post-1980s, so this was nice to see — his anatomy has certainly improved from the 1970s but I would have liked to see a more daring layout in this sequence. A couple talking heads — even cosmic talking heads — doesn’t carry the same impact as those crazy, fractured, M.C. Escher-style panel constructions Starlin used in Warlock and Captain Marvel back in the day.
That penetrative embrace Thanos breaks out is definitely on the creepy side, though, and that Thanos/Galactus hybrid face is more like the Starlin I knew …
Mars Will Send No More said:
That’s right – NO ONE! Paul, you find any Starlin goodies in the longboxes, you know we’re there. And There Shall Come… An Accumulation!
Thanks for telling your Human Fly story, too. Cracking up over here!
Confessional moment: If there’s any Marvel character we’d like to get our hands on for a re-vamp, it’s Human Fly. Campy now, true, but those stories were great when we were kids. They just need a little update. You will scoff now but realize our wisdom later: Ultimate Human Fly!
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